Is there a better time to do plumbing maintenance of your residential or commercial property than during spring? You will not only avoid the common summer plumbing problems but also improve efficiency. The summer checklist for your plumbing system includes the following things. Maintenance Tip - Unclogging drains Anything that may have collected over winter and spring ought to be removed from the system. During summer, you will have the kids on holiday, so you want to maintain a clean plumbing system for efficiency around. While at it, you want to address all clogging issues with your plumbing fixtures. Whether it is the sink, toilet, tub, or drains, make sure everything is in perfect condition. Part of good unclogging includes using the right tools to locate pipeline clogs and addressing them immediately you discover them. Addressing washing machine and dishwasher problems Plumbers can identify problems with washing machines and provide the right solution for each problem. Summer comes with more beach outings and vacations that translate to more laundry needs. To improve efficiency in the household, conduct regular washing machine maintenance. During this time, the dishwasher should also operate normally to help conserve water and cut utility costs. A fully operational dishwasher is also energy efficient. Solving garbage disposal problems Disposing of oily food waste into the garbage disposal system may cause blade damage. As such, throw out the greasy food waste in the leftover garbage instead of down the sink. It also helps to run warm soapy water down the drains to remove any garbage before it builds up. Maintenance Tip - Sprinkler The summer heat increases lawn maintenance as regular watering for growth and aesthetics is necessary. So, you want a well-functioning sprinkler to irrigate your lawn. If you damage your sprinkler system while mowing, repair or replace parts. You can also use sprinkler timers to reduce water consumption for reduced utility costs. Scheduling occasional maintenance inspections of your plumbing will keep the system ready for the summer. Inspect sump pumps, test water supply valves, and other features, too. Contact our certified plumbers for all your plumbing maintenance needs in the mountain region of Colorado. We are at the disposal of our esteemed customers in Summit and Eagle Counties.